Walking in the shoes of a soldier

10 - 14 oct 2019 | Grande salle | Durée : 1h30


David Van Reybrouck / Raven Ruëll

After Mission, a striking show featured at La Comédie in 2015 and 2016, author David Van Reybrouck and actor Bruno Vanden Broecke give the floor to a soldier enrolled in 1992 in an international peacekeeping operation in Somalia – a soldier who, like his comrades, was not prepared for the mission he was entrusted with. The story addresses moral hazards but never turns into an indictment or judgement: a story about idealism and powerlessness and noble objectives that collapse into sordid practices.

Bruno Vanden Broecke received the Luis d’Or award for Best Dutch Actor for his performance.

“Because theatre can be an exercise in empathy. Because nowadays factions are formed in a Manichaean way in a few clicks on social networks. Para reasserts the importance of nuance. It is this nuance that made us want to meet up with this actor again. Based on an analysis of an ‘international peacekeeping mission’ in Somalia, the show is mostly a reflection on the inner turmoil of an individual in ‘History’. This is also what theatre is made for: a live exercise in otherness.” NKDM


Infos pratiques

Duration: 1h30
Rates: from CHF 10 to CHF 40
Recommended age: 16+

In addition:
– Appetisers: Friday & Saturday, 30 min before the beginning of the show
– Bord plateau: Sat 12 Oct, after the show
– Saturday at any price: 12 Oct 18h
Available only at the ticket office on the day of the performance from 12:00. Unnumbered seats.

Featuring: Bruno Vanden Broecke
Scenography: Leo de Nijs 
Set design: KVS Atelier 
Costumes: Heidi Ehrhart 
Lights design: Johan Vonk 
Lighting: Geert Drobé 
Sound: Dimitri Joly 
Head of production: Lieven Symaeys  
Promotion and tour management: Saskia Lienard 
Production: KVS 
Acknowledgements: Jacques Bloemen, Adrien Van Den Hoof

For blind and visually impaired people, tactile visits of the set are scheduled on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 Sept 2019, 1 hour before the beginning of the show, in association with Dire Pour Voir. 

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